I was prescribed Lithium 450 ER (Extended Release) (Time Release), because the doctor said my Lithium level was a little low. When she prescribed it I was concerned with the price. Yep, it’s more than I wanted to spend. I didn’t want to order something that I ended up with and not being able to take. However, I knew when it was time to go to the doctor she would ask “Why?” So I ordered it. I usually take 600mg a day and this is 900 mg if taking two, which the bottle prescribes. I took two and the results are – nausea, fatigue, confusion, bad memory, and running to the bathroom every two minutes. In three days I performed a toxic cleaning with Lithium. It was horrible. I couldn’t go anywhere except very close to the bathroom. I became confused and couldn’t remember things that I was supposed to do 5 minutes earlier. It was noticed not just by me but others.
I decided not two take two 450 mg, but one. I feel a little better, but lazy. I don’t know if it’s laziness or just calm. I don’t know, because I don’t know how calm feels. For as long as I remember I’ve been living on the edge. Meaning, I’ve always been edgy. Never relaxed. I’m aways worrying about something. I get so tired of it!
I finally got my car out from the auto shop and for the first time I’m going exploring. I just hope I don’t change my mind in the morning. I’ve been living here for a year in a half without a car and now I have a car. A newfound freedom that I haven’t had. I don’t have to depend on anyone. It’s independence I have felt in a long time. I just hope this drug mellows out.
I’ll let you know. Wish me luck.